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Very rare McLaren F1 destroyed by fire

On Monday a very rare supercar, a $2M-McLaren F1, literally went up in smoke on a Santa Rosa street and reported in the Santa Rosa Press Democrat. Irv Kessler was driving along on Airport Boulevard in Santa Rosa, California when someone noticed some smoke coming from the back of the car. But by the time [...]

Luxury market faces turbulence: Hermes

Hermes believes turbulence could hit the global luxury goods industry for the next two years and has put some expansion plans on hold, the French fashion and leather goods group said on Monday. Watches and jewelry will take at least two years to recover from the current luxury spending downturn but fashion sales could pick [...]

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First Weightless Wedding Planned

Noah Fulmor and Erin Finnegan (pictured below) will be the first couple to be married in zero gravity. The couple, lifelong space fans will exchange rings and vows on June 20, in front of their closest family and friends aboard a modified Boeing 727-200 plane owned by the Zero Gravity Corp. The plane will depart [...]

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Gucci wants 40 stores in China

Gucci plans to open two to four more stores this year in China, after opening its 28th on Saturday, undeterred by uncertainty in the global economy as China is set to lead future luxury consumption. For the moment, China’s $8 billion luxury market accounts for just 3 percent of global sales, compared with 38 percent [...]

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The PuLi Hotel and Spa Opens in Shanghai

In June, the 209-room PuLi Resort and Spa will offer all the trappings of an urban resort, including 24-hour butler service, bathtubs with views of the Shanghai skyline, an Anantara Spa and an exclusive lounge for guests of The PuLi Club. Prices: from $650 (opening specials will be available until the end of September)

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